Hamilton exhibit comes to D.C. just in time for musical

(PHOTO: Smithsonian National Postal Museum)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is presenting an Alexander Hamilton exhibition just as the musical “Hamilton” comes to town.

The exhibit explores the life of Hamilton through original mail sent and signed by him during his time as the Secretary of the Treasury.

The exhibit also showcases portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

You also have the one in a lifetime chance to see the original dueling pistols used by Hamilton and Aaron Burr in 1804 that resulted in Hamilton’s death.

The pistols are on loan to the museum from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

This marks the first time the pistols have been publicly displayed in the District.

The pistols will only be on display until June 24. The rest of the exhibit will go on until March of next year.